Top Best Lesbian Romances After The 2010s That Make You Higher Up Your Love Standards!

By Marlene 11 month ago 465
If you're looking for some sapphic love stories to warm your heart and make you swoon, this list of Top Best Lesbian Romances After The 2010s that is made for you!

These movies are not only romantic, but also diverse, empowering and entertaining. So grab some popcorn, cuddle up with your partner or your pillow, and get ready to watch some amazing films of Top Best Lesbian Romances After The 2010s That Make You Higher Up Your Love Standards!

#1. Blue is the Warmest Color (2013)

This movie is a French drama that follows the life of Adele, a teenager who discovers her sexuality when she meets Emma, a blue-haired artist. The movie depicts their intense and turbulent relationship over several years, as well as their growth as individuals. The movie is famous for its explicit and realistic sex scenes, but it also offers a nuanced and emotional portrayal of young love, identity and heartbreak.

Synopsis (According to Rotten Tomatoes): A French teen (Adèle Exarchopoulos) forms a deep emotional and sexual connection with an older art student (Léa Seydoux) she met in a lesbian bar.

Rating: NC-17 (Explicit Sexual Content)

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Genre: Drama, Romance, Lgbtq+

Original Language: French (France)

Director: Abdel Kechiche

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Producer: Olivier Thery-Lapiney, Laurence Clerc

Writer: Abdel Kechiche, Ghalya Lacroix, Abdel Kechiche

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Distributor: IFC Films

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#2. Carol (2015)

Based on the novel by Patricia Highsmith, this movie tells the story of Therese, a young shopgirl who falls in love with Carol, an older married woman in the 1950s. The movie captures the forbidden and passionate romance between them, as well as the challenges they face from society and their own personal struggles. The movie features stellar performances by Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara, as well as gorgeous cinematography and music.

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Synopsis (According to Rotten Tomatoes): Aspiring photographer Therese spots the beautiful, elegant Carol perusing the doll displays in a 1950s Manhattan department store. The two women develop a fast bond that becomes a love with complicated consequences.

Rating: R (Nudity|Brief Language|Scene of Sexuality)

Genre: Romance, Drama, Lgbtq+

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Original Language: English

Director: Todd Haynes

Producer: Elizabeth Karlsen, Stephen Woolley, Christine Vachon

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Writer: Phyllis Nagy

Release Date (Theaters):   Wide

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Box Office (Gross USA): $12.7M

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Distributor: Weinstein Co.

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#3. The Handmaiden (2016)

Kim Min-hee plays Sook Hee, a young woman assigned to be Lady Hideko's handmaiden in this South Korean psychological suspense film directed by Park Chan-wook (Snowpiercer, Stoker). The film is set in 1930s Korea-ruled Japan. If Sook-Hee is indeed the daughter of the most infamous robber in the area, Lady Hideko and Uncle Kouzuki, the master of the manor, are in the dark about it. Sook-Hee and Lady Hideko fall in love as part of a scheme to steal from the family, and vice versa. The narrative features two compelling themes: a con artist's cunning methods and a delicate love affair between two people.

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Synopsis (According to Rotten Tomatoes): With help from an orphaned pickpocket (Kim Tae-ri), a Korean con man (Ha Jung-woo) devises an elaborate plot to seduce and bilk a Japanese woman (Kim Min-hee) out of her inheritance.

Genre: Mystery & thriller, Drama, Romance

Original Language: Korean

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Director: Park Chan-wook

Producer: Park Chan-wook, Syd Lim

Writer: Jeong Seo-kyeong

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Box Office (Gross USA): $2.0M

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Distributor: Amazon Studios, Magnolia Pictures

#4. The Favourite (2018)

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For lovers of historical drama and dark humor, The Favourite, an Oscar-winning movie that won Olivia Colman Best Actress at the Oscars, is a must-see. Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz join Coleman in the film The Favourite, which depicts the tale of two cousins competing to win the Queen's favor.

Synopsis (According to Rotten Tomatoes): In the early 18th century, England is at war with the French. Nevertheless, duck racing and pineapple eating are thriving. A frail Queen Anne occupies the throne, and her close friend Lady Sarah governs the country in her stead while tending to Anne's ill health and mercurial temper. When a new servant, Abigail, arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah. Sarah takes Abigail under her wing, and Abigail sees a chance to return to her aristocratic roots.

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Rating: R (Nudity|Language|Strong Sexual Content)

Genre: Comedy, Drama

Original Language: English (United Kingdom)

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Director: Yorgos Lanthimos

Producer: Yorgos Lanthimos, Ceci Dempsey, Ed Guiney, Lee Magiday

Writer: Deborah Davis, Tony McNamara

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Release Date (Theaters):   Wide

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Box Office (Gross USA): $34.2M

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Distributor: Fox Searchlight

Production Co: Film4, Waypoint Entertainment

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#5. The Miseducation of Cameron Post (2018)

This coming-of-age film, which is set in the early 1990s, chronicles the life of Cameron Post (Chloe Grace Moretz), who is transported to a conversion treatment facility. It is based on the same-titled book.

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Synopsis (According to Rotten Tomatoes): In 1993 after teenage Cameron is caught in the backseat of a car with the prom queen, she is sent away to a treatment center in a remote area called God's Promise. While she is being subjected to questionable gay conversion therapies, she bonds with some fellow residents as they pretend to go along with the process while waiting to be released.

Genre: Drama, Lgbtq+

Original Language: English

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Director: Desiree Akhavan

Producer: Michael B. Clark, Cecilia Frugiuele, Jonathan Montepare, Alex Turtletaub

Writer: Desiree Akhavan, Cecilia Frugiuele

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Box Office (Gross USA): $904.7K

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Distributor: FilmRise

#6. Portrait of a Lady on Fire (2019)

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This movie is another French masterpiece that takes place in 18th century France. It follows the story of Marianne, a young painter who is hired to paint the wedding portrait of Heloise, a reluctant bride-to-be. As they spend time together, they develop a deep and forbidden attraction that transcends words and conventions. The movie is a stunning work of art, with breathtaking visuals, music and performances. It also explores themes of feminism, art and desire in a powerful and poetic way.

Synopsis (According to Rotten Tomatoes): In 1770 the young daughter of a French countess develops a mutual attraction to the female artist commissioned to paint her wedding portrait.

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Rating: R (Some Nudity and Sexuality)

Genre: History, Drama, Lgbtq+

Original Language: French (France)

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Director: Céline Sciamma

Producer: Bénédicte Couvreur, Véronique Cayla

Writer: Céline Sciamma

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Box Office (Gross USA): $3.8M

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Distributor: Neon

Production Co: Lilies Films, Hold Up Films, arte France Cinéma

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#7. Summerland (2020)

This movie is set in England during World War II, and follows the story of Alice, a reclusive writer who reluctantly takes in a young evacuee named Frank. As she bonds with him, she also revisits her past and her relationship with Vera, a woman she loved and lost. This movie is beautifully shot, with stunning scenery and costumes. It also explores themes of loss, grief, hope and love in a touching and realistic way.

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Synopsis (According to Rotten Tomatoes): A reclusive Englishwoman opens her heart to a young evacuee as World War II rages across the channel.

Rating: PG (Smoking|Language|Some Suggestive Comments|Thematic Content)

Genre: Drama

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Original Language: English (United Kingdom)

Director: Jessica Swale

Producer: Guy Heeley, Adrian Sturges

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Writer: Jessica Swale

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Box Office (Gross USA): $58.3K

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Distributor: IFC Films

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#8. Tár (2022)

In this Oscar-nominated drama starring Cate Blanchett as the fictitious Lydia Tár, it's difficult to find a scene that isn't stressful. Despite being partnered with someone in her orchestra, Blanchett portrays a stern, poisonous, and well-known conductor who has a reputation for abusing her students while always wearing a fitted suit. Watching Tár fight the accusations put in front of her in a gorgeously visual setting makes you cringe all the time.

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Synopsis (According to Rotten Tomatoes): From writer-producer-director Todd Field comes TÁR, starring Cate Blanchett as Lydia Tár, the groundbreaking conductor of a major German Orchestra. We meet Tár at the height of her career, as she's preparing both a book launch and much-anticipated live performance of Mahler's Fifth Symphony. Over the ensuing weeks her life begins to unravel in a singularly modern way. The result is a searing examination of power, and its impact and durability in today's society.

Rating: R (Some Language and Brief Nudity)

Genre: Drama, Music

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Original Language: English

Director: Todd Field

Producer: Todd Field, Alexandra Milchan, Scott Lambert

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Writer: Todd Field

Release Date (Theaters):  Wide

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Box Office (Gross USA): $6.8M

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Distributor: Focus Features

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Production Co: Standard Film Company Inc., EMJAG Productions

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